BAYSIDE LIONS CLUB
The year 1917 produced historic
events, such as the Russian revolution and declaration of war
against Germany by the United States. The year also marked the
beginning of what is now known as the International Association of
Lions Clubs, the supermarket of humaneness.
Bayside Lions have been an
integral part of the worldwide organization since 1951.
Dispensers of a palette of kind acts, providing health services
and food, principally. The components of service change as needs
occur, including assistance in times of natural disasters. Our
club supports both the international and the local community using
100% of the monies we receive from our fund-raising activities.
The support we provide is diverse. From the purchase of eye
exams and glasses, hearing tests and hearing aids, support to
youth organizations, diabetes groups, food baskets for those going
though a traumatic period in their lives, and Habitat for
Humanity. The Bayside Lions Club is one of a few worldwide who has
contributed the full cost for a dog in the Leader Dog for the
Blind program. We supported victims of Hurricane Floyd, Katrina
and the tsunami victims with donation totaling $20,000. We are a
united group serving a dynamic community.
Many activities we support are a
joy in which to participate. Journey for Sight brings you in
contact with the sight impaired in our community, along with blind
athletes and members of other clubs. The picnic for the deaf
children of Virginia Beach shows you in real life terms why we
support activities for the hearing impaired. And meeting the
wonderful teachers of these children, along with the kids
themselves, will bring a tear to your eye.
Membership is open to all men and
women who desire to share their time and talents in humanitarian
causes. We have no church services or political rallies, but
enjoy the privilege of prayer, open discussion, respect for each
other and honor of country. We do keep the faith to our motto,
The credo, “old soldiers never die, they just fade away” speaks to
our continual need for faithful warriors to carry on the tradition
and indelible images of helping hands.
It makes no difference that we are
the oldest and largest service club organization in the world,
only the stream of goodness makes sense. In reality, we provide
for the civilization we created, cherishing the accomplishments
If this sounds like something that
interests you ... if you would like to take part in this dynamic
group of men and women please click on the "More Info" button,
provide your name and phone number and one of our members will
contact you. It will be your most rewarding experience!